TY - CHAP A1 - ─░brahim Kahramano─člu ED1 - Ibrahim Kahramanoglu Y1 - 2017-09-13 PY - 2017 T1 - Introductory Chapter: Postharvest Physiology and Technology of Horticultural Crops N2 - The world population has been increasing day by day, and demand for food is rising. Despite that, the natural resources are decreasing, and production of food is getting difficult. At the same time, about one-quarter of what is produced never reaches the consumers due to the postharvest losses. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to efficiently handle, store, and utilize produce to be able to feed the world, reduce the use of natural resources, and help to ensure sustainability. At this point, postharvest handling is becoming more important, which is the main determinant of the postharvest losses. Hence, the present book is intended to provide useful and scientific information about postharvest handling of different produce. BT - Postharvest Handling SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.69466 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.69466 SN - 978-953-51-3534-0 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-21 ER -